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on a busy bay area street.. the 15-year-old driver is dead. and tonight: the killer is now at 11:00 this pontiac shot up on a busy bay area street, the 15-year-old driver dead and tonight the killer still on the loose. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook. police say someone opened fire on sunset boulevard in san francisco between kirkham and lotten streets a few blocks south of golden gate park. kpix5's joe vazquez is there tonight and violence like this is really rare in that part of the city. >> reporter: you're right. i mean this is sunset, just a dozen blocks from ocean beach, very peaceful neighborhood and police say they aren't telling us anyway why somebody decided to drive up next to another car and start shooting, but they do say it was not random. >> it's tragic, really is. >> reporter: the outer sun sit, about the last place you'd
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-- sunset, about the last place you'd expect to see a murder. >> i can't believe it happened in this neighborhood. it's always really quiet here. >> reporter: it happened around noon on sunset boulevard near kirkham. police say somebody opened fire killing the driver of this fire, a 15-year-old that didn't even have a driver's license. >> it appears that victim may have been targeted and so we don't have information that this was a random act. >> reporter: police say they identified the victim and he is not from the city. >> definitely unprecedented for this neighborhood i would say. >> reporter: investigators are looking for surveillance video and plan to talk to any witnesses that might help them solve the crime including a teenager who also was in the car. >> there was a 16-year-old passenger. hopefully they'll be able to assist us in piecing information regarding this incident. >> reporter: so far police are not publicly naming the victim. as for the suspect, so far no arrests. reporting live, joe vazquez, kpix5. the heat is on and it's not over yet. tonight after the hottest day
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of the, well, half a year at least even in the 90s in some spots, paul deanno says expect much of the same tomorrow. we love it, paul. >> ken, not going away any time soon, 84 degrees the official high at sfo, the warmest day since october 6th of last year, more than 200 days ago. it's been a while since we have been this warm. other highs throughout the bay area include 90 in concord, napa hitting 92, 87 in san jose, fremont 85, san francisco 80 officially downtown and half moon bay, the only spot that was cooler right along the coast line, 67 degrees. if anything, it will get hotter for your tuesday, but temperatures will come crashing down. we'll talk about when highs will not even hit 70 inland coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you. a warning tonight, watch out for rattlesnakes. there have been six reported sightings in the east bay regional park district in the past week. today one guy was bit on the hand. he was hiking with his wife at
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mission peak in fremont. he's in serious condition in the hospital tonight. kpix5's mark sayre is at that park. now, mark, why is so many snakes all of a sudden? >> reporter: park officials say this is indeed the season for rattlesnakes and they say there's no question the heat we are experiencing right now is making them more active. from chopper 5 you can see that mission peak regional preserve is a busy place after a wet and cold winter, the warmer temperatures bringing out the hikers and also the rattlesnakes. this video of a rattle -- rattler was taken in the preserve last year. this hiker saw today's commotion. >> an ambulance here. >> reporter: park rangers say the call came in after 1:30 a 47-year-old man was bitten by a rattlesnake near the top of mission peak. a chp helicopter was called in. a flight paramedic administered anti-venom and the man was airlifted to washington hospital in fremont. the man apparently sat down on
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a rock and put his hand down when he was bitten. >> i kind of watched when i walk. i look down and always kind of aware because i know if there are snakes, i don't stay. >> reporter: regular hikers say the presence of rattlesnakes in these hills is no surprise to them, but they say as long as you stay away from them, rattlesnakes will not bother you. warning signs are posted at the park letting people know that rattlesnakes are not aggressive but will defend themselves if they are threatened or cornered. >> i don't run, but i slowly move away, yeah. >> reporter: east bay parks officials say a dog was bitten by a rattlesnake at del valle park in livermore over the weekend. as for the victim in this case today, authorities say he was able to do an interview with investigators from his hospital bed this evening. live in fremont i'm mark sayre, kpix5. heavy smoke poured out from this fire underneath 580 in oakland tonight.
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the fire tore through a homeless encampment after 8:15 at peralta and 86th near the emeryville border no, word how the fire started or if there were any injuries. drivers on the peninsula can't seem to catch a break these days, traffic a mess again tonight because of this, a big rig hauling cars that got stuck exiting southbound 101 onto westbound 92. the truck literally got wedged in between those k rails bordering the tight curve. some of the barriers had to be moved to get the truck out. the ramp was closed about an hour. it is now open again. there were mayday marches around the bay area and the world today. christin ayers was in the middle of a big rally in oakland where this year the message was different. >> reporter: jasmine castillo has two big reasons for marching at oakland's mayday protests. >> both my parents are undocumented. >> reporter: she said the possibility of her parents being deported when they go off
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to work weighs on her every day. >> just worry about them leaving and i have to stop going to school and just to take care of my sister. >> reporter: today she walked for her parents alongside 1,000 other protesters who shut down international boulevard. historically these mayday protests have largely been driven by pro workers rights groups. today the sentiment seems to be anti-trump and pro immigration. >> but what makes this so big today is because of trumpism, the issues that he is pursuing out into the community and the world that has pulled us together. >> reporter: the activist known for being the uncle of oscar grant, the man slain by b.a.r.t. police, said this is the biggest protest he's seen in years. in oakland it started early. several people chained themselves to a county administrative building in support of immigrant rights. others lay on the ground in protest. four people were arrested. police flanked the crowd of
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protesters in east oakland today, but for these marchers resistance and peace went hand in hand. >> workers' rights is in tandem with all these other issues. it's connected to immigrant justice. it's connected to police brutality. >> reporter: in oakland christin ayers, kpix5. in san jose people gathered at the mexican heritage plaza and walked to the s.a.p. center joining the one day strike employees at facebook and google. in san francisco protesters rallied at justin herman plaza and marched to civic center plaza. a few people marched around the customs enforcement office. police urged families to take their children and leave the area where bands of anarchists hurled molotov cocktails and smoke bombs at police. multiple arrests wered any. tonight the u.s. state
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department -- were made. tonight the u.s. state department said they alert u.s. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout europe. the alert cites recent violence in paris and other places and said the potential for more attacks is real even without specific intelligence. the government said it's a good idea to check the websites of u.s. embassies and consulates for security messages. the new travel alert -- the new travel alerts 1 through september 1st. tomorrow president trump will speak by phone with russian president vladimir putin. the white house made the announcement today. the two leaders are expected to discuss the civil war in syria. veronica de la cruz tells us this announcement comes just hours after mr. trump said he'd be honored to meet north korea's dictator. >> the president told bloombergism would meet kim jong un under the right circumstances. the president's spokesman said it's clear those circumstances are not right right now, but he
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also seemed to say kim jong un has good leadership qualities. >> he assumed power at a young age when his father passed away and there were a lot of potential threats that could have come his way and he's obviously managed to lead the country forward. >> craig director mike pompeo is in south korea to discuss the situation with north korea. also the white house is focused on a new spending about him and possibly one more -- spending bill and possibly one more attempt to repeal and replace obamacare. unlike obamacare, e current bill does not guarantee coverage for preexisting conditions. face the nation host john dickerson asked president trump about his predecessor, president obama. >> the president of the united states, you said he was sick and bad -- >> you can take it any way you want. >> reporter: but i'm asking you because you don't want it to be fake news. i want to hear it from president trump. >> you don't have to ask me because i have my own opinions.
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you can have your opinions. >> reporter: but i want to know your opinion. you're the president of the united states. >> that's enough, thank you. >> president trump invited rodrigo duterte to the white house. the victims of a deadly crash on interstate 880 in oakland have again identified, 25-year-old did he onchristy and 5-year-old -- deon christy and 5-year-old navaeh brown were killed on saturday. they were in the back seat of a bmw that hit a truck parked on the shoulder and then veered back into traffic and into another vehicle. the little girl was not properly restrained in a car seat. two people have been killed in the past three days on two of san francisco's most dangerous streets. sharon chin is at one of those busy intersections with what's being done to make the streets
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safer. sharon? >> reporter: we are at market and octavia and there is a crosswalk there at the bottom of the on ramp for the freeway, but cars are speeding up anyway. in fact, in just a couple minutes there we saw both cars and pedestrians run red lights. it's one of the most dangerous intersections and the city wants to make it safer. police say a 77-year-old woman was killed crossing the street saturday night at lake merced boulevard and font street hit by a pickup truck. this morning a 56-year-old man died at market and octavia struck by a car at the on ramp. >> there's a lot of traffic through here. people don't always look and there's a lot of things you have to look at. >> reporter: in fact, the two deadly accidents underscore chilling statistics. 70% of san francisco's serious and fatal traffic injuries happen on only 12% of the city's streets, the streets shown here in violent. >> these crashes are happening on high injury corridors, but the good news is if we know
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crashes are going to happen and, why we can prevent them. >> reporter: the city has targeted the dangerous states for safety improvements. on tuesday the san francisco safety agency will vote on a pedestrian and bicycle safety plan for the 1 mile stretch from upper market street to castro. the plan would add safety features like ex fanned medians, islands and corners. >> -- expand medians, islands and corners. >> it would change the traffic design so that cars go more slowly. >> reporter: these light let a pedestrian walk three seconds before cars get a green light and zebra lines and stopping lines that keep cars farther from pedestrians. it's all part of the city's goal to have zero traffic fatalities by the year 2024. a second teen-ager is now
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in juvenile hall for that b.a.r.t. train robbery. police say the 15-year-old boy was one of about 50 teens who swarmed a train last month robbing and beating passengers at the coliseum station. the teenager was spotted last friday allegedly robbing a woman on an oakland street. when the suspect was arrested, he was behind the wheel of a stolen car. in spite of b.a.r.t.'s recent bad press riders say they are mostly satisfied with the system. our poll finds 60% of the people we asked have a favorable opinion of b.a.r.t. when if comes to cleanliness, 55% say b.a.r.t. is clean. 41% say it's dirty. on the subject of safety 18% say they feel very safe. 54% say somewhat safe. >> sure, well, i think a lot of people in general, you might feel like something is okay, but you always want it to be
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better. >> a majority of riders tell us b.a.r.t. is a good value and they'd even pay more for it, but b.a.r.t. says that is not in the picture, at least for now. no secret that some tech workers get paid pretty well, but how about the interns? tonight their paychecks revealed. according to the mill valley job site glass door, interns at facebook are paid the most. their medium monthly pay? about $8,000 a month. also in the top 10 sales force, their interns earn about 6,500 bucks a month. 6,400 a month at apple, these are interns, and the same at yelp. the average income for a full- time worker in the u.s. is about $53,000 a year. tonight sky drone 5 giving us an exclusive look at all the snow still in the sierra. today state water officials made final measurements of the season and found the snowpack is 190% of normal. that's the best reading since
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1998. melting snow is a major source of water for the bay area and the central valley and sky drone 5 giving us another exclusive look at another effect of this wet weather, months of storm runoff leaving wood and debris on beaches in the santa cruz area. now in some spots there is more wood than stand, especially near the rivers, but a lot of it will eventually wash out to sea. underground. every day oil companies in california dump millions of gallons of wastewater underground. most of it is getting injected deep under the central valley which also happens to be the state's agricultural heartland. >> christin ayers found some farmers suspect that wastewater night be what's killing their crops and impacting our food supply. >> because under normal circumstances there would be leaves on almost all of these trees where you see they're all dead now. >> reporter: something bad is mapping on mike hopkins --
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happening on mike hopkins' central valley farm. the problem he said began about eight years ago when the leaves of his newly planted cherry orchard started turning brown. soon the almond trees followed. >> we started doing water tests, soil tests, tissue tests dig holes trying to find out where the problem was. >> reporter: the water test provided a clue. >> it is more contaminants in it, chloride, about high in salts, boron and other elements that normally we wouldn't find at levels that were harmful to trees. >> reporter: his irrigation water contained the very same salty compounds found in the wastewater produced by dozens of nearby oil wells. 10 barrels of wastewater come up with each barrel of oil and most of it is injected back into the ground. state regulators told mike this wastewater injection well right across the street from his farm couldn't be to blame because it's been abandoned for years, but it turns out abandoned wells can be a problem.
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>> that acts as essentially a chimney. >> reporter: patricia olivr is suing the oil companies involved on mike's behalf. according to the lawsuit, abandoned injection wells reach into the same area deep underground where dozens of other active wells are injecting wastewater. when pressure builds into the injection zone, the wastewater can push up through an abandoned well if it's not properly sealed and leak into the freshwater zone above it. >> nobody is testing the water wells nearby even though the division of oil and gas knows there are multiple farmers complaining. >> reporter: in in e-mail to kpix5 san joaquin facilities management told us there is no evidence the water escaped the zone into which it was injected. three other companies said they can't comment because of pending litigation. the division of oil and gas didn't want to talk to us either. jonathan bishop is chief deputy director of the water control
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board. he is assisting the division of oil and gas in a federally mandated review of hundreds of injection wells that the epa has determined could potentially be contaminating california's drinking water supplies. >> we did a first cut review and identified a number of wells that needed further study. >> reporter: dozens were found in violation. the well near mike's farm was not on the list, but jonathan admits . >> there is a theoretical potential that an abandoned well that perforates down into the oilfield might have some cross-connection with a water zone. >> reporter: he says so far no wells used for irrigation or drinking have been found to be contaminated, but the review process scheduled to be completed this month is way behind target and all the geological and mechanical surveys to make sure the injection wells are safe are being done by the oil companies. is that a little like having the fox watch the hen house?
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>> it's what we have been doing for 50 years. it's the way our regulatory scheme works. >> reporter: i see it getting worse. back at the farm attorney patricia olivier said with no help from the state, her client had no choice but to sue. >> we all know what we face with the current administration trying to take away any power the epa has. >> reporter: meanwhile mike hopkins has planted pistachios on the field where his cherry trees once were. they're sturdier plants, but he doesn't hold up much hope these will survive either and once his almond trees stop producing he said he'll pull those, too. >> this is a small orchard. neighbors much larger than us have the same problem. once we get to the point where everybody is complaining it's probably going to be too late. >> the oil industry sources that we talked to told us the source of the salty irrigation water problem is not their injection wells, but rather the
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drought and big add irrigation practices. we have the full statement from one company that did respond to us on our website. tonight these two pups are happy to be on dry land after nearly drowning in the bay. a fire boat rushed to retrieve them from the cold water near the rock quarry in san rafael by mc near's beach. the owner is grateful to have them back. gorgeous day today all around the bay area, paul. >> nice and toasty throughout the day, 80s, 90s and 70s at the beach. these are your current temperatures outside. it's an hour before midnight, folks, it's 75 degrees in concord, 71 in livermore and santa rosa, 53 in san francisco. warm night tonight, warmest one in over half a year, hanging out around 60 degrees, vallejo
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59, mountain view 58, fairfield 60 for the low, napa 57 and san jose 58 degrees. the reason for the hot during the day and warm at night is this, a wind not coming from happened. now a north wind from texas or kentucky or minnesota in parts of the year is a super cold wind, but for us it's another version of our offshore wind that will keep us cozy. we will not see a wind direction change until thursday. between now and then this ridge sits offshore, the north to northeast wind keeps us warm, sunny and hot throughout the bay area two more days. thursday the winds begin to change. friday the wind really gets cranking. check out the ocean temperature, 51.1 degrees. the air above it is also chilly. as soon as the wind direction comes from the ocean, which it will the end of this week, and by saturday nobody hits 70
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degrees, a few degrees below. the hottest days will be tuesday and wednesday. as for next weekend, there's a tiny shower chance, but the big story will be cool, breezy and cloudier. enjoy sunshine while we have it, which we will tomorrow, livermore 93, 82 warm degrees in san francisco and mountain view 86 degrees. everybody is cooler on thursday and friday and what happened? by the time we hit the first weekend in may we won't hit 70 degrees. ironically for us that is a taste of summer because we get that onshore push. we'll get a little spring and summer combined in one short week. at least there's not much rain. we have that going for us. spacex launched a top secret spy satellite into space. tonight an incredible new look tonight an incredible new look at the rocket's ,,,,
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>> closed captioning for this newscast is sponsored by living spaces. all eyes up in the sky. witnesses of a mysterious top secret liftoff into space. >> spacex launched it's falcon 9 spacecraft from cape canaveral, florida. this was spacex's first launch for the national reconnaissance office. there are a lot of reasons the giants are off to a terrible start. two of them are guys named pence an,,,,,, who are these people?
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the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing. the nissan sports report coming up next on kpix5. >> hunter pence and buster posey had a combined two home
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runs this season, anything but sluggers. how would they fare against the dodgers' ace clayton kershaw? pence took him deep for his second home run of the year. 3rd inning now tied 2-2. posey goes deep for just the second time this year. giants retake the lead at 3-2. bottom of the 7th it's now 4-3 giants, l.a. two on against johnny cueto, but he got andrew tolls to ground out to first base to end the inning. giants win 4-3 and pick up their 10th win of the season. thank god it's may. the warriors coach steve kerr will miss tomorrow's game versus the jazz as he continues to undergo medical tests on his back. mike brown remains the interim head coach. yesterday utah defeated the clippers in game seven of their first round series, but some of the warrior players told espn they wanted to play l.a. because the nightlife is better
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there than in salt lake. jazz forward joe ingalls said he'd be more than happy to help find golden state a place to party during the series. >> they can still come to l.a. between the games if they want. they've got enough money to pay for a jet to go out and come back gameday. if they want the entertainment, i can drive them to vegas, too, if they really want. arkansas softball, watch the fan in right field make the one-handed catch of the home run, a graceful catch followed by an ungraceful fallout. have a nice trip. see you next fall. >> that was impressive. >> a home run with the baseball, but tell you, what pence and posey, giants have a lot of problems, end of the lineup, beginning of the lineup, pitching, but if pence and posey start slugging the baseball, a lot of problems ,,,,
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tomorrow morning at 4-30. jessica flores will be at the official opening of the bay bridge bike path. good night. the late show with stephen colbert is next. our next newscast is tomorrow morning at 4:30. >> jessica flores will be at >> jessica flores will be at the official opening ,,,,,,,,
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